This is all a bit melodramatic, of course, but the truth is that we all need a break from city living from time to time. The UK is very lucky indeed to still have relatively large areas of the countryside only a few hours drive from the cities, places where you can literally 'get away from it all'.
Find Peace in the Countryside
Driving down a green lane in Dorset, over rolling hills and down into steep valleys, you get an overwhelming sense of safety, of security. And peace.
The Pearl of Dorset
The pace of life is slower, more in tune with the rhythms of nature. Much of the county has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, which means it is not going to change anytime soon. The beautiful winding roads, overhung with ancient trees that are literally bristling with lichen from the moist sea air, are not going to be turned into motorways.
No one can drive too fast; there are too many bends and dips and, yes, tractors!
Take a Break From Modern Life
It is often not until you settle into your hotel room at the end of the day, after having perhaps driven for much of the day, that you realise you cannot hear any traffic disturbing the peace of the evening.
Dorset's Best Kept Secret
If you want to explore the area, then it makes an ideal base. If, however, you just want to bask in the peaceful atmosphere of the country that has been known as 'the Garden of England', then you have found your perfect getaway.
Come over and read what others have said about their countryside getaway at the Dower House Hotel here.